Civil Law In AlbertaYou may hear terms such as “torts,” or “negligence” being used, but do you understand what they really mean? When one civilian sues another civilian, it’s referred to as a Civil Lawsuit. The two most common civil claims are contract claims and tort claims.

The word “tort” comes from the Latin word meaning “wrong.” Under the law, negligence is classified as an “unintentional tort,” which essentially means the defendant did not cause harm on purpose. To establish negligence in a civil case, three stipulations must be met: a duty of care must exist between the parties, proof that the defendant fell short of the duty of care must exist, and evidence that the defendant’s negligence resulted in damage or harm must be presented. Once negligence is established in a civil suit, the court can decide if the victim should receive monetary compensation. This compensation is referred to as the “damages.”

To further understand the process of Civil Law in Alberta, read an example of a case here. The experienced lawyers at Vogel LLP can answer any questions you may have about Civil Litigation.

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